Here you find contributions of the members of the research teams in Berlin and Ankara.
- Kahraman Solmaz on Crisis, power and violence: Hannah Arendt and the constitutional crises of Turkey from the late Ottoman Empire era to the present day: Read More
- David Leupold on Turkey between Western Armenia and Northern Kurdistan – memory between national myth, collective violence and multi-collectivity: Read More
- Maria Haimerl on the Turkish Parliamentary Elections and Constitutional Politics: Read More
Crisis, power and violence: Hannah Arendt and the constitutional crises of Turkey from the late Ottoman Empire era to the present day By Dr. Kahraman Solmaz I pursue in my recently completed dissertation about Hannah Arendt and constitutional crises in Turkey – which consists of a theoretically-applied Hannah Arendt part and empirically-oriented Turkey part – … Continue reading Kahraman Solmaz on Crisis, Power and Violence
by David Leupold (PhD candidate, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) In my research, I explore memory on violence in the light of national myth and multi-collectivity in the threefold-contested geography Eastern Turkey/Western Armenia/Northern Kurdistan. My focus lies on the relationship between biographical trajectories, memories of violence and collective boundaries in the … Continue reading David Leupold on Memories of Violence
Maria Haimerl with a short analysis of the June parliamentary elections and constitutional politics in Turkey In June 2015, parliamentary elections were held in Turkey. The drafting of a new constitution has been one – if not the – key issue during the election campaign. The article shows that the “constitutional question” has been one … Continue reading Maria Haimerl on Turkish Parliamentary Elections and Constitutional Politics
By Imge Tak & Kaspar Metzkow Istanbul is a city of smells: Fish-markets and Spice Bazars, Köfte restaurants and bakeries send their fragrances into the streets where they mix with less pleasant flavors such as cat urine, exhaust emissions and tear gas. The latter has been dominant in 2013, when the political uprisings of Gezi … Continue reading AKP, Erdoğan and the Art of Sustaining Power in a Divided Society